[IC] FK45 - 40% Keyboard

Hello everyone,
Welcome to the interest check for the FK45

I’m a long time keyboard enthusiast, I have worked on this 40% keyboard for a while.
I already have a prototype produced, please check the album here: FK45 - 40% keyboard - Album on Imgur

Here are the details:

Case:

  • CNC’d 6061 Aluminum
  • Tray mount
  • 5° typing angle
  • 19mm front height

PCB:

  • ATMega32u4
  • QMK and VIA supported
  • ESD protection
  • two-pieces construction (not actually a feature)
  • 4 indicator leds (in-switch)
  • Soldered PCB
  • Layout:

Plate:

  • CNC’d 6061 Aluminum
  • Universal layout

Color: (anodization)

Kit Content:

  • Case
  • Plate
  • PCBs (key and controller)
  • 4x square leds (different color) for in-switch indicator leds
  • other hardwares (screws, bumpons)

Optional stuffs:

  • Plate-PCB foam
  • a set of PCB-mount stabilizers (including 3u one)

Pricing and sale format:

  • Price: 140 USD + shipping
  • Quantity: 30
  • FCFS through my store (which is not yet available)
  • The board will be shipped from Ha Noi, Vietnam.

Timeline:

  • GB Start Date: TBD
  • Estimated production lead time: 6 to 8 weeks

If you’re interested in this keyboard, please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/eSXnd4KUVSisJ3Nf8

Any and all constructive feedback is great! Thank you.

Edit:
9/13/2021: revised layout

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Finally, a 40% board with ISO! Sign me up!

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Hello,
after some feedbacks, I realize that the 1.5u right shift is too exotic, I know there are a few keysets which include this key, but it is still scarce.
so I decided to change the right shift to 1u + 1.75u or 1.75u + 1u or 2.75u

I hope this could remedy the keycap problem. :smiley:

edit: I will order the new PCB revision soon!

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Good call! Thanks for the update :beers:

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